When you suffer injuries due to another fault, any “damages” you sustained are generally recoverable from the insurance company for the at-fault party.
“Damages” include property damage, medical bills, costs for prescriptions, lost wages and something additional for your ‘pain and suffering’.
If you are required to miss work because of pain, or required to take time away from work to obtain medical care, and this time away results in lost income, you can absolutely include that as a “damage” in the claim you present to the at-fault party’s insurer. Generally, lost wage claims must be well-documented (check stubs, tax returns, etc..).
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you establish and recover for all types of damages you suffer as a result of another’s negligence. Remember, personal injury claims are complex. Make sure you get the facts. Stop guessing.